"Music for Everyone, All Ages "
1515 WARREN STREET, (NORTHSHORE) PITTSBURGH, PA 15212-3332
(412) 322-0520                                             info@KikuchiMusic.com
                                                                     Founder: Lee W. Kikuchi

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2-YEAR BENEFIT

The benefits to students who complete a minimum of TWO YEARS of private music instruction are measureable, but minimal and vary depending on the student's age.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Students under age 12 will perform slightly better in math, especially in the area of fractions and will probably be more involved in group projects at school. This exposure to music will be sufficient for the student to sing along better in music class and possibly to pursue chorus in Middle School and High School. (See PRIMARY DEVELOPMENT for more indepth description of how music helps children grades 1 to 3, AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL for more indepth description of how music helps children grades 4 to 6.)

MIDDLE SCHOOL: The late beginner who studies for two years between ages 12 and 14 may get some benefit in their math skills and may be more involved in group projects at school. Exposure to music at this age will open up the possibility of performing in chorus in High School. (See MIDDLE SCHOOL for more indepth description of how music helps children grades 6 to 8.)

HIGH SCHOOL: Two years of study for a High School Student will not likely open many musical doors while in school, however the study of voice may be enough to get a decisive edge in auditions for the school play. The minimal musical skills obtained at this age will help with math skills only if the student is having problems with basic arithmetic. An exposure to music will definitely open the possibility for greater appreciation of music in adult life. (See HIGH SCHOOL for more indepth description of how music helps children grades 6 to 8.)

ADULTS 18 to 55: Two years of musical study can open up opportunities for greater enjoyment of music - especially as listner. If study progress is decent, with regularly daily practice, the adult student can learn enough music and piano skill to play simple sheet music, join the church choir and possibly join a community chorus. Even though technical skills may not advance to a high level, the adult with some music education can use playing music as a way of keeping the mind and body sharp and for personal satisfaction well into retirement years.

ADULTS OVER 55: Pursuit of something new and challenging can be very important and rewarding to senior adults. Two years of musical study will certainly open up opportunities for greater enjoyment of music - especially as listner. Progress at this age can be slow, so the student may not want to continue beyond two years if anticipated success milestones are not reached. If study progress is decent, with regularly daily practice, the adult at student can learn enough music and piano skill to play simple sheet music and can use playing music as a way of keeping the mind and body sharp and for personal satisfaction well into retirement years.

(See CAREER for more indepth description of career options for the advanced music student.)

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